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tourangeaud 10-19-2014 08:09 AM

Same Deer ????????
 
Is this the same deer? Only with more pts, bigger, older and not much wiser. If it is the same deer, redemtion is mine to enjoy.

I shot the 2013 8pt from the same setup, same distance, and was unable to find the deer. Not a pass thru shot, but found lots of blood that eventually disappeared. I searched for weeks, even with a tracking dog and never found the 8pt deer. I was extremely disappointed with myself for not finding this particular deer. I truly believed I made a fatal shot on this deer.

I shot and harvested the 2014 10pt, on the opening day of the VA archery season. Once again not a pass thru, but did find the deer within 50 yards of my setup. After reviewing the pics, I see some similarities. What do you think? Are these the same deer????????






2014 10PT




grinder67 10-19-2014 09:50 AM

Sure looks like it could be

buckman11 10-19-2014 09:54 AM

YES! In my opinion that has to be the same deer. Thats gonna make a pretty good story. Congrats on a great Buck!

alleyyooper 10-19-2014 11:28 AM

Few years back I shot a buck during fire arms season. As I was field dressing it I felt some thing in the ribs that shouldn't have been there. After a more careful dressing I found a broad head stuck in the ribs and a tiny bit of arrow. it had already started to grow tissue around it.
Yup they sure like a lot alike and if isn't the same they had the same daddy.


:D Al

bowhunterx 10-19-2014 05:58 PM

Could be. They look pretty similar to me. Especially the left side main beam. Was the 2013 deer hit on his right side?

rockport 10-19-2014 07:34 PM

Looks like you can even see where he was hit in the shoulder. Looks like the same deer to me.

buckman11 10-19-2014 07:56 PM


Originally Posted by rockport (Post 4164987)
Looks like you can even see where he was hit in the shoulder. Looks like the same deer to me.

Yea I saw that too. Definatly looks like a scare to me.

buckman11 10-19-2014 07:57 PM


Originally Posted by tourangeaud (Post 4164894)
Is this the same deer? Only with more pts, bigger, older and not much wiser. If it is the same deer, redemtion is mine to enjoy.

I shot the 2013 8pt from the same setup, same distance, and was unable to find the deer. Not a pass thru shot, but found lots of blood that eventually disappeared. I searched for weeks, even with a tracking dog and never found the 8pt deer. I was extremely disappointed with myself for not finding this particular deer. I truly believed I made a fatal shot on this deer.

I shot and harvested the 2014 10pt, on the opening day of the VA archery season. Once again not a pass thru, but did find the deer within 50 yards of my setup. After reviewing the pics, I see some similarities. What do you think? Are these the same deer????????






2014 10PT




Do you have anymore pics?

30-06 deerslayer 10-20-2014 04:43 AM

I agree with bowhunterx, the left side main beam tells the story. if not the same deer then must be in the same genes some how.

tourangeaud 10-20-2014 05:54 AM

Here are a couple more pics. I did shoot the 2013 8 pt on his right side. The picture facing side of this 2014 10pt. Quartering away shot right behind the shoulder aiming thru to the opposite side shoulder.





Thanks to all of you for your honest opinions. I feel relieved that I did not fataly wound and unable to retreive the 2013 8pt.

buckman11 10-20-2014 09:14 AM

Yep! Definatly the same deer. Congrats again on a great buck.

rockport 10-20-2014 09:34 AM

So what kind of broadhead did you use?

tourangeaud 10-22-2014 09:42 AM


Originally Posted by rockport (Post 4165067)
So what kind of broadhead did you use?

In 2013 I used a 2 blade rage. Never found the bolt or the broadhead.

In 2014 I used a swacker to harvest the 10pt. Found the broadhead within the deer with 1/2 of the bolt. Found the luminock end a few days later, while gathering paw paw and black walnuts.

WV Hunter 10-22-2014 02:46 PM

It looks like the same deer, but should have been easy to tell once you skinned him. Scar, tissue damage, etc.

rockport 10-22-2014 03:23 PM


Originally Posted by tourangeaud (Post 4165456)
In 2013 I used a 2 blade rage. Never found the bolt or the broadhead.

In 2014 I used a swacker to harvest the 10pt. Found the broadhead within the deer with 1/2 of the bolt. Found the luminock end a few days later, while gathering paw paw and black walnuts.

That is what I figured. Probably didn't get through the shoulder the first time.

Josmund 10-22-2014 04:00 PM

That's the same deer I believe.

Yo get him this year.

tourangeaud 10-22-2014 05:30 PM


Originally Posted by WV Hunter (Post 4165527)
It looks like the same deer, but should have been easy to tell once you skinned him. Scar, tissue damage, etc.

At the time of the 10pt harvest, the previous years 8pt was not on my mind. I took the deer straight to a processor, who can do a much better job than myself capping the deer. I don't know if he had any distinguishing marks to settle this issue. All I have to go by are the photos and the opinions of this forum. Thanks to all who provided input.


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